Football Betting at Get That Bet — Michigan State’s Objective: Slow Down the Oregon Ducks

In what is quite possibly the most highly-anticipated matchup to date on the college football betting schedule, as well as a classic contrast in styles the Michigan State Spartans, who sported on of the top defenses in the nation last season, make the trip out west to face off against the high-powered Oregon Ducks, who have been known not to give their opponents a break with their no-huddle offense. This contest will get underway at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, OR at 6:30 PM ET and will be televised on Fox.

Get That Bet customers saw that both of these teams had the opportunity to engage in warmup games last week, and neither of them broke a sweat. Michigan State rolled over Jacksonville State by a 45-7 score, as they held their FCS foes to just 22 yards net rushing. Oregon accumulated 32 first downs and 673 yards in total offense as they beat South Dakota, another school that does not play major college ball, by a 62-13 count.

For Oregon, which is ranked #3 by the Associated Press and #4 in the coaches poll, this is a big opportunity to solidify its road toward a possible berth in the new four-team championship playoff, and it is also a chance for quarterback Marcus Mariota, who has been touted as a Heisman candidate, to strengthen his credentials. Michigan State, which went 13-1 last year (10-4 against the football pointspread) defeated Ohio State for the Big Ten title and then Stanford in the Rose Bowl. The Spartans also have plenty of hope for making it to football’s version of the “Final Four,” as they are ranked sixth by the coaches and seventh by the Associated Press.

In the college football betting odds that have been placed on this game by the people at Get That Bet, the Ducks are laying double digits:

College Football Betting Lines Courtesy Of Get That Bet USA Internet Sportsbook

Oregon Ducks -13
Michigan State Spartans +13

Over 56.5 Points -110
Under 56.5 Points -110

Michigan State permitted just 252 yards a game by their defense last season, and just 13.2 points per contest. That was the fourth straight season in which they had reduced their points per game allowed under head coach Mark Dantonio, who is in his eighth year at the school following a successful turn at Cincinnati.

There is no doubt that the MSU stop unit suffered some attrition through player departures, as they lost, among others, linebackers Danicos Allen and Max Bullough, defensive tackle Tyler Hoover and Jim Thorpe Award winner Darqueze Dennard in the secondary. There are some standouts that remained, including Shilique Calhoun, who is one of the better pass rushers in the country. So Get That Bet customers can expect that they will stop some people. The only question here is whether they have enough to hold back Oregon.

The Ducks, who were 11-2 last season (8-5 vs. the college football betting odds), averaged 45.5 points per game, but a late-season 42-16 loss to Rich Rodriguez’s Arizona Wildcats spoiled an opportunity for the Pac-12 title. They had to settle for the Alamo Bowl, where they routed Texas 30-7. They topped 50 points six times, but not once in the last six games. Mariota is the guy who makes the no-huddle, hurry-up offense go, as he is coming off a season where he three for 3665 yards and 31 TD’s, with just four interceptions, and tallied 715 yards on the ground. The surrounding weapons are extraordinary, including running back Byron Marshall, who averaged 6.2 yards a carry in 2013.

Michigan State will play a power-oriented, possession-based brand of offense, and that, together with nasty defense, is the kind of thing that has given the Ducks problems when facing Stanford the last couple of seasons. They can be pushed around a bit. MSU quarterback Connor Cook had 22 TD’s and just six pickoffs last year, and he seemed to get better as the season progressed. For what it’s worth, he was 12 for 13 with 285 yards and three TD’s in the opener. Most of the running load is handled by Jeremy Langford (1422 yards last year).

Those at Get That Bet who may be interested in some of the college football betting trends will see that Michigan State has some strong ones going their way. For instance, the Spartans have covered ten of their last 12 games as an underdog, and have also gone 23-9 ATS as a visitor under Dantonio. This team is mentally tough enough to go to the Pacific Northwest and make a game of it.

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